Wednesday, 9 January 2013
THUGS HAVE VANDALIZED THE FENCE ON THE KASESE CATHOLIC DIOCESE ADMINISTRATION BLOCK
Police in Kasese are investigating circumstances under which unknown thugs have been attacking the Kasese Catholic diocesan administration premises leaving the fence vandalized.
Police was called to the scene at about 1am on Wednesday morning to respond to an attack by thugs who diocesan officials claimed was the fourth time the fence has been broken into.
The vandalized fence goes around the administration block and the residence of Bishop Egidio Ngaijanabwo.
However, the complainant in the matter Rev. Fr. David Kiiza said apart from the metallic poles that make the fence, no other diocesan properties have been stolen but the place is now insecure.
“Nothing else has been stolen from our offices apart from the metallic poles around our fence. No body has been hurt also in the many times the thugs have attacked the diocesan administration house”. Fr. Kiiza said.
Police on Thursday morning applied the services of a police dog which traced the thieves and ended at one of the welding workshops in Kilembe Quarters in Kamaiba parish a suburb of Kasese town.
Detectives led by the Officer in Charge of Criminal Investigations Mr. Godnwin Tumugumye then condoned the workshop before carrying out a search for the materials.
Mr. Tumugumye said on reaching the scene where the police dog stopped, the owner of the workshop and his workers fled. However, one suspect was arrested about one hour after as he allegedly returned to the scene after changing clothes.
The OC/CID said that on searching the workshop a number of stolen properties were recovered. He did not however confirm whether metallic poles stolen from Kasese diocese were also recovered.
“There is substantial evidence to help police in investigations because some stolen materials have been recovered in this workshop. We hope that when the owner is finally arrested, it will be easy to investigate the matter to its end”. Said Mr. Tumugumye.
Mr. Tumugumye said that on searching the workshop in the presence of the Local council one leader and onlookers some of the materials that included a Railway slipper, a dismantled police uniport were recovered.
Police impounded all the recovered materials, metallic doors, tool boxes and metallic poles that were found in the workshop.